Xena Warrior Princess
Season Four Episode List
Schedule now complete for the whole season!
In search of Gabrielle's soul, Xena searches out Hades and demands that
he tell where Gabrielle is - his response is "She didn't come to me"
and after a short discussion they conclude that she has gone to the
Amazon Kingdom of the Dead. Leaving Argo, Xena heads north into
Amazon territory and preforms a bizzare ritual which transports her
to another plane. Here she is challenged by a dead Amazon Queen (Cyane)
and through flashbacks we discover more about Xena's war against the
amazons and her descent into dark magic with an evil Shamaness.
In the present day, Xena helps the remainder of the Amazon tribe
to battle the evil Beserker who is tormenting their land only to
discover it is a puppet of Alti, the evil Shamaness Xena sided with
against the Amazons long ago.
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When last seen in May's cliffhanger, Gabrielle was sacrificing herself
at the altar of Dahak to rid the world of her evil daughter Hope. As
the fourth season opens, Xena (Lucy Lawless) begins a two-part search
for her friend's spirit. Her first stop, the underworld, is a dry well.
("She didn't come to me," Hades shrugs.) Then it dawns on the Warrior
Princess that Gabrielle had been initiated into the Amazons, who have
their own land of the dead. So, guided by Gabrielle's faint voice in
the wind, Xena rides off. Geographically, she's in Siberia; but
spiritually, Xena is in an abyss where she confronts her dark past.
What's more, she has to battle an evil shamaness (Claire Stansfield)
along the way.
Episode: 4.1, US airdate: 27 Sep 98. Rating: TV-PG.
Guest Stars:Marton Czokas (Borias), Erik Thompson (Hades),
Vicky Pratt (Cyane).
|No dead Amazons lost their lives during the
production of this motion picture.
Continuing the dark and harrowing tale of Xena's liason with
the evil Shamaness Alti, we learn how Cyane offered Xena a chance
at redemption but how she refused to take it. While in the present
time, Xena leads the young amazons who are all that remain of the
tribe in a mystic attack on Alti and her forces. In the process,
she takes them to the place where all their elders including
Cyane died at the hands of Xena.
Having put the pinch on the young amazons, Xena uses their dying
spirits to bloster her own powers for a massive showdown with
Alti which finally releases the spirits of Cyane and the elder
amazons so they can cross over into Eternity.
In her dying moment, Alti torments Xena with a picture of the
future, a future in which Xena and Gabrielle are being crucified,
side by side by what appear to be Roman soldiers.
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Conclusion. Xena's continuing search for Gabrielle in the Amazon Resting
Place leads to a climactic battle with the evil shamaness Alti
Otere: Sheeri Rappaport. Cyane: Vicky Pratt.
Borias: Marton Csokas. Yakut: Kate Elliott. Xena: Lucy Lawless.
Episode: 4.2, US airdate: 4 Oct 98. Rating: TV-PG.
Guest Stars:Marton Csokas (Borias), Vicky Pratt (Cyane).
|Xena's search for Gabrielle was not harmed during
the production of this motion picture.
Xena explores the lava pit that Gabrielle and Hope fell into and
concludes that Gabrielle may have escaped. Xena and Joxer travel
to Gabrielle's home village of Potiedia where they meet Gabrielle
in the market square. However, she doesn't appear to know who
Joxer is. Things become stranger when the shredded body of a
man is found hanging in a tree just outside the village. After
a tense meeting with Gabrielle's family, Xena and Gabrielle go
out to lie in wait for the monster. When Xena is beaten by the
monster and Gabrielle is ignored completely, Xena realises that
this is Hope and her child, The Destroyer, and not Gabrielle
Letting Joxer in on the secret, Xena dispatches him with a task
of counting the flocks of sheep so that he's out of harms way
and goes out after Hope, who posing as Gabrielle has taken Lila
out for a walk.
Catching up with them, Xena saves Lila's life when Hope tricks
her into going onto a derelict bridge which collapses. Hope
escapes and visits her son, The Destroyer and checks him for
injuries. Realising that Xena is on to who she really is, Hope
heads back for the village. Both Joxer and Xena then see her
(seperately) and start tracking her... it soon turns out that
Joxer is tracking Hope and soon ends up as dinner for the
Destroyer, and Xena was tracking Gabrielle who is still on her
After a tearful reunion, Xena and Gabrielle work on a plan to
trick The Destroyer into killing his own mother, and despite
a minor setback when Gabrielle is discovered by Hope, the
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Heeding her vision, Xena travels to Gabrielle's home town, where she's
reunited with her presumed-dead friend (Renee O'Connor). Or is she?
Lila: Willa O'Neill. Herodotus: Geoff Snell.
Hecuba: Lisa Crittenden. Joxer: Ted Raimi.
Episode: 4.3, US airdate: 11 Oct 98.
Guest Stars: Ted Raimi (Joxer), Willa O'Neill (Lila),
Geoff Snell (Herodotus), Lisa Crittenden (Hecuba).
Having been re-united with Gabrielle, Xena is on a quest to find Argo
who has disappeared from the valley where Xena left her grazing. Matters
are made much worse when Gabrielle discovers she has foot rot, and Xena
discovers she has lice (although she denies it to all and sundry most
voiciferously). Meanwhile Joxer turns up with a predicament - a village
he's pledged to support are being attacked by the vicious Scythians -
a military-like force well beyond Joxer's abilities to handle. Having
duely enlisted Xena and Gabrielle's help, he proceeds to return to the
village and make plans for their defense. Xena and Gabrielle meanwhile
seem more interesting in salving their ailments than saving the village.
When Xena discovers that Argo is currently with the Scythians, she goes
in to rescue her beloved horse, only to find she doesn't want to be
After foiling the Scythians attack on the village, Xena faces the leader
of the Scythian forces in a showdown. The question is, will Argo change
sides when Xena's survival is at stake.
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In an itchy and scratchy show, Xena (who has lice) and Gabrielle (who
has a fungus and a variety of other ailments) take on marauding Scythians
who have captured Xena's horse Argo.
Acestus: Timothy Lee. Euraylus: Campbell Cooley.
Innkeeper: Andrew Kovacevich. Joxer: Ted Raimi.
OK, so that's the plot... but this episode is basically a comedy with
many In-Jokes (Monty Python and the Holy Grail - The Killer Rabbit being
a case in point) and crude jokes.
Episode: 4.4, US airdate: 18 Oct 98 - Rating: TV-PG.
Guest Stars: Ted Raimi (Joxer), Timothy Lee (Acestus), Campbell Cooley
(Euraylus), Andrew Kovacevich (Innkeeper).
Xena and Gabrielle walk into the middle of a confrontation between
roman soldiers and a greek mercenary with a high rank in the imperial
roman forces. It rapidly becomes apparent that two opposing factions
of the roman army, one lead by Caesar, the other by Pompey, are
converging on a rural area of Greece. After a moving speech, Xena
pursuades a group of villagers to torch their own village and uses
the burnt-out remains as a location to set up a trap for the roman
forces. Taking Gabrielle fully into her plan, Xena hopes to
distract the roman commanders and leave the uncontrolled armies to
fight it out without a good strategist. Xena's hope is that they
will destroy each other and that the rural villages will cease to
be piggy in the middle between the waring roman factions. The plan
works well and Pompey and Caesar are soon distracted by Xena, while
Gabrielle has to struggle with her conscience about starting a battle
that will kill thousands, albeit she believes in the motives for
what Xena is trying to do; free the villagers from the ravages of
a war being fought on their soil.
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Rome's civil war between Caesar (Karl Urban) and Pompey (Jeremy Callaghan)
has spilled over into Greece, and Xena's afraid the two armies will bleed
the country dry.
Phlanagus: Stephen Lovatt.
Episode: 4.5, US airdate: 25 Oct 98 - Rating: TV-PG.
Guest Stars: Karl Urban (Julias Caesar), Jeremy Callaghan (Pompey).
Ok, Ok, so I'm behind on writing up the summaries - a full summary of
this episode will appear here soon...
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Gabrielle's friend Tara (Shiri Appleby) is arrested for dancing in a town
run by a puritanical magistrate (John Givens).
Philapon/Autolycus: Bruce Campbell. Telemon: Hemi Rudolph.
Andros: Michael Kupenga. Gabrielle: Renee O'Connor.
Bruce Campbell's web site as follows: Xena and Gabby recruit Autolycus
to rescue a small town from the oppression of expression - think "Footloose".
This may be the same episode as has been rumoured to show Xena inventing
Irish Dance a la Riverdance, clips of which have been shown on Entertainment
Tonight in the US.
Episode: 4.6, US airdate 2 Nov 98.
Guest Stars: Bruce Campbell (Autolycus), Shiri Appleby (Tara).
Director: Michael Hurst
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Xena is arrested---and stands trial willingly---for a murder committed when
she was evil.
"There's no defense for what I did," she tells Gabrielle.
Thalassa: Katrina Browne. Captain: William Kircher. Draxel: Chris Sherwood.
Healer: Patrick Smith. Town Elder: Gilbert Goldie.
Episode: 4.7, US airdate 9 Nov 98.
Note: This episode was originally to be known as "Shark Island
Prison" - the name was changed just before airing.
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Xena and Gabrielle meet Najara (Kathryn Morris), a warrior with a beatific
glow who has found "the Light." Gabrielle is quite taken with her but Xena
has her doubts.
Marat: David Te Rare. Xena: Lucy Lawless. Gabrielle: Renee O'Connor.
Episode: 4.8, US airdate 16 Nov 98.
Xena finally tells Gabrielle of the vision of their crucifixion that Alti
forced into her mind before she died. Gabrielle is shocked, but refuses
to let it change their plans. Having discovered that an army is about to
attack a fortified town, they go together to warn the town garison.
A moment or two after their arrival, the attack starts and when the
commander is killed, his second in commmand who has no combat experience,
asks Xena to help them. This Xena decides to do but becomes very troubled
when she realises that the attack exactly mirrors her own attack on the
city of Corinth many years before. As the story unfolds, Xena faces off
with the enemy only to discover it is someone who was with Xena during
the battle of Corinth, and in the process discovers some painful truths
about the birth of Solan and the death of his father, Borias.
Episode: 4.9, US airdate 4 Jan 99.
Guest Stars: Marton Csokas (Borias).
Bruce Campbell's web site as Raising Arizona, Xena-style. Autolycus,
Joxer and Xena look-a-like Meg kidnap a baby from two corrupt rulers.
Episode: 4.10, US airdate 11 Jan 99.
Guest Stars: Lucy Lawless (Meg), Ted Raimi (Joxer), Bruce Campbell
Director: Bruce Campbell
Episode: 4.11, US airdate 18 Jan 99.
Episode: 4.12, US airdate 26 Jan 99.
En route to India, Xena and Gabrielle hole up in a mountain cave
to escape a storm only to find themselves in a magical paradise
world with two strange inhabitants. A mystic teacher, Aiden, and
a mad soldier. As Gabrielle studies mediation techniques with
Aiden, Xena is troubled by strange visions and violent urges.
As time progresses, Xena becomes more troubled by Aiden, but is
it jeolousy about Aidens rapport with Gabrielle or is it something
much more sinister?
Episode: 4.13, US airdate 1 Feb 99.
Guest Star: Jeremy Roberts (Aiden)
Xena and Gabrielle arrive in an Indian city and are amazed by the
variety of street performers and gurus they find there. While watching
a magician entertain a large audience, things go wrong when the
magician's assistant is suddenly possessed by a demon. All seems to
be well when Gabrielle comes to her aid and the demon is driven out.
However Gabrielle is then mobbed by the crowd and to her amazement a
blind man is healed merely by touching her.
Catching the magician trying to escape, Xena pursuades him to explain
to her about the "posession" that seems to have turned Gabrielle into
a miracle healer. As time progresses, Xena picks up on various clues
and she and the magician (Eli) become convinced that it is the goddess
Tanaka who has possessed Gabrielle, and that this definitely is a bad
thing. Challenging her, Xena and Gabrielle come blows in a vicious
fight in the market square; Tanaka determined to get rid of the
Episode: 4.14, US airdate 8 Feb 99.
Guest Star: Tim Omundson (Eli).
Still journeying through India, Xena and Gabrielle come face to
face with an evil nemesis they thought to be dead.
NB: This is the episode in which Gabrielle gets her hair cut short!
Episode: 4.15, US airdate 15 Feb 99.
Guest Star: Claire Stansfield (Alti).
The BANNED episode - the episode was withdrawn by USA Studios after
a storm of complaints from an extremist Hindu splinter group.
After being attacked by some strange warriors who transform from being
beetles in front of their eyes,
Xena and Gabrielle are reunited with Eli and they learn more about his
mystic powers to heal. They soon decide to join him on his pilgrimage
to find to his destiny and what it means to be an Avatar at a distant
temple. Along the way he cures a young girl who has been in a coma,
and they meet up with an ancient Monkey-like being who has aided other
young avatars on their path to the temple.
As they arrive at the temple, Indrajit - a demon, attacks and seizes
Gabrielle and Eli. With the ancient monkey's help, Xena attracts the
attention of Krishna who agrees to help Xena in the struggle to free
Eli and Gabrielle, and to vanquish Indrajit. They also discuss "The
Way", each individuals path through life and Krishna reassures Xena
that being a warrior is her path in this life. Xena proceeds to fight
with Indrajit to free Gabrielle and Eli but looses and ends up loosing
both her arms in the fight. Desperate and about to die, Xena calls
on Krishna to help her, who reinstates her arms (and adds a few more)
and she returns to do further battle with Indrajit. After a vicious
fight, Xena decapitates Indrajit and frees Eli and Gabrielle and is
returned to normal by Krishna. As they leave the temple, Eli talks
of returning home. Xena and Gabrielle talk as they walk along the
river, and Gabrielle decides that hers is "the way of peace" and
decides to through away her staff and to foreswear violence. Xena
asks her if that means she'll be leaving and Gabrielle says no, their
journeys will be together regardless of their seperate "ways".
Episode: 4.16, US airdate 22 Feb 99.
Guest Star: Tim Omundson (Eli).
Having returned from India, Gabrielle is really disappointed to have lost
a scroll while they were in Pireas, and is troubled by having lost it.
Xena sensing that she won't shut up until she's found it, suggests that
she returns to look for it. Once there she bumps into a theatrical
producer who has found it and tells Gabrielle that it's the best piece
of work she's ever read. Appealing to Gabrielle's vanity, she manages
to pursuade Gabby to put it on as a stage show.
We soon discover however that the producer actually thinks it's a load
of saccarine rubbish and is a certain failure - her real plan is to
relieve a number of rich warlords of their money by overselling their
role in funding the production, and then leave Gabrielle to face their
wrath having absconded with the money.
Meanwhile Gabrielle has to struggle with the varying conflicting demands
of making the show entertaining while staying true to her "vision".
When the final night comes, things start to go awry and soon the warlords
are after Gabrielle; at with point the real Xena appears and cleans up
This is another of RP's Tribute episodes, this time to Mel Brooks'
The Producers starring Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder. It also includes
the usual comedy episode diet of In-Jokes, including the reference to
"Buffus the Bacchae Slayer" and Minya's inspired revelation that she's
a thespian... "She did say thespian, didn't she?" asks Xena at the end,
only to be upstaged by Joxer who is left hanging upside down at the
end of the episode and mentions complaining to his brother about being
left hanging upside down. Ted Raimi is of course the brother of Xena
excutive producer, Sam Raimi.
Episode: 4.17, US airdate 15 Mar 99.
Guest Stars: Alyson Wall (Minya), Jennifer Ward Leland (The
Producer), Ted Raimi (Joxer).
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Xena is skeptical of Najara's seeming renunciation of violence, and Joxer has
trouble handling his first kill.
Episode: 4.18, US airdate 19 Apr 99.
Guest Stars: Kathryn Morris (Najara), Ted Raimi (Joxer).
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Xena must solve a murder mystery at her mother's tavern to appease
Discord, the Goddess of Retribution.
Episode: 4.19, US airdate 26 Apr 99.
Guest Stars: Meighan Desmond (Discord)
Ephiny leads the Amazons in an attack against a group of Roman soldiers
and comes to blows with Brutus, who after a long fight, kills her.
A young amazon, Amarice, is sent to find Gabrielle who is now queen of
the Amazons. Gabrielle and Xena return with her to the Amazon village
where Xena takes command as Gabrielle's lieutenant and leads the
Amazons in an attempt to rescue their fellow amazons who were captured
by Pompey's forces to be sold as slaves.
Meanwhile Gabrielle struggles with her role as Amazon queen while at the
same still trying to hold onto a path of non-violence. With the amazons
relying on her decisions for their very survival, she begins to feel that
her position has become untenable.
Xena then leads a party to capture Brutus and bring him back to the
Amazon village; while many call for his execution for killing Ephiny,
Gabrielle decides to let him go with an offer of a peace treaty with
Caesar. Oddly, she has Xena's backing in this policy, although as we
find out later for other reasons.
Having prepared the Amazons for battle, Xena then discovers that both
Caesar and Pompey's forces are seperately closing on the Amazon village
and she releases Brutus so that he can deflect Caesar's forces from
attacking the Amazons and lead them against Pompey. In the middle of
the fight, Xena breaks through the lines and comes face to face with
Pompey. After a fight, Xena tricks Pompey to try and find his true
intentions, and when he attempts to stab her from behind, she decapitates
him and gives the head to Brutus, warning him not to mention her name
in Caesar's presence.
Returning victorious to Rome, Brutus presents Pompey's head to Caesar
along with the peace treaty that Gabrielle offered Rome. When Caesar
burns the treaty, Brutus is deeply shocked and starts to wonder if
Caesar is really as honourable as he believes.
Episode: 4.20, US airdate 3 May 99.
Guest Stars: Danielle Cormack (Ephiny), Jennifer Sky (Amarice),
Karl Urban (Julius Caesar), Jeremy Callaghan (Pompey).
Caesar gets what's coming to him, perchance?
Rumoured to also star Hudson Leick as Callisto and Claire Stansfield
Episode: 4.21, US airdate 10 May 99.
Guest Stars: Karl Urban (Julius Caesar), Hudson Leick (Callisto),
Jennifer Sky (Amarice), Tim Omundson (Eli).
In the present day, Annie (Lucy Lawless) dreams that she is really
Xena, Warrior Princess. Her husband, Harry (Ted Raimi) decides she's
watching way too much of her favourite TV series. Annie meanwhile
decides to go to see a new age healer (Renee O'Connor) who claims to
be able to regress people back to their past lives.
When Annie is overcome with shock at discovering she's really descended
from Joxer not Xena, Harry brushes past the receptionist Marco (Robert
Trebor) and confronts the healer. Trying to prove it's all a fake,
Harry agrees to be regressed too, only to discover that he is in fact
descended from Xena.
Originally scheduled for 19th of April, it's now been rescheduled for
the 17th May, presumably to allow the parts to have been taken from
"The Way" to be re-edited/re-shot it the light of the withdrawl of
Episode: 4.22, US airdate 17 May 99.
Guest Stars: Ted Raimi (Harry), Lucy Lawless (Annie), Renee
O'Connor (Healer), Robert Trebor (Marco), Kevin Smith (Ares).
Directed by: Renee O'Connor
Bevis King <B.King@ee.surrey.ac.uk>
6th May 1999